how to view 2 pages in a pdf file side by side in Safari browser

Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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When I open a multiple page pdf file in my Safari browser, there doesn't seem to be a way to view 2 pages side by side (like I can when I am using Adobe Reader). Any assistance appreciated!

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020
This is question to ask in a Safari forum, as the PDF plugin it uses has nothing to do with Adobe...

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Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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This is question to ask in a Safari forum, as the PDF plugin it uses has nothing to do with Adobe...

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Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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Try67, I believe you are right. The only workaround I have found is to do a "file - save as" and place it on my desktop. Then when I double click to open, Adobe Reader is the default for opening pdf files. Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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I am having exactly the same problem using Windows 10 - I was once able to view e-newspapers with the front and last pages single and the intervening pages double but cannot do this anymore on a new PC.

I am disabled and not very competent at seeking help in the right place - please can you direct me to where I may obtain help - as I realise my problem is not Safari Browser related.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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Are you using Adobe software to view the file? If so, which one?

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Explorer ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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try67,

My files are located in Google Drive as pdfs. When I double-click on any pdf to open it, it opens with one of the selected apps, but always in my Safari browser (even the Adobe Acrobat is in the browser window). This is the problem...always opening in the browser. I have to have it open in Adobe Acrobat, outside the browser window to have the options available to show two-page view side by side. That option is not available in the browser view. So, I extract the pdf from google docs and download it to my desktop (iMac 27 running Catalina) and then open it in Adobe Reader, which I have as one of my applications. This gives me the two-page view I am looking for. I hope that makes it clearer.

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Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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Then you need to change the settings of the browser to open the file using Reader, or to save it locally, instead of opening it by itself.

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Safari offers different ways to open files (drop down list dependent on the format of the files), but it still opens them in a Safari browser window (i.e., the app opens inside the browser window), thus negating the functions available if the app were to open outside the browser. Do you know how to select a file from a Safari browser and open it in Adobe Reader outside that browser window???

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